The Charlie Gard case. An ultimate dispassionate ethical reflexion

It is dangerous to exclude ethical judgment from medical decisions in which death is knocking at the door of life In medical cases in which death...

Organ donation for transplantation in children with cardiac arrest and dying person dignity

Premortem interventions before donation in circulatory arrest in children could have objective ethical problems  (See our special reports about...

Charlie Gard, the sick baby hospital doctors want to disconnect. Medical and ethical assessement

He and his parents await the Judge’s decision regarding the possibility of withdrawing the life support who keep him alive and the...

Video. Julian Savulescu argues in favour of an experimental treatment for Charlie Gard

We present these videos and selected ideas, wich give a short clear bioethics review of Charlie Gards’s case. Our Observatory fully agrees...

Legal status of human-animal chimeras – hybrid embryos

In addition to the biomedical and bioethical problems raised by human-animal hybridization, there are also objective legal problems. A recent...

Genome sequencing in foetal .This prenatal diagnosis arrises a new level of complexity to medical, family and social decisions

Regardless of the legal judgment that abortion deserves in different countries, any action that may induce or facilitate abortion is ethically...

A medical, legal and ethical approach of paediatric euthanasia in Belgium

“All patients, including children, should have access to palliative care units” We believe it interesting to refer to an article...
Posted On 02 Jul 2017
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Hospital care. An ethical reflection on the Ashya King case

Updated 7/3/2017 See Charlie Gard case (HERE) we think both cases have in common the infringement patient autonomy by NHS hospitals Media...

The biological status of the early human embryo. When does human life begins?

“Those who argue that that embryo can be destroyed with impunity will have to prove that this newly created life is not human. And no-one, to the...

Brain death: experts divided on how death is defined

Some authors, as Bernat reports in his article, have come to classify brain death unscientifically, illogically, even treating it as a legal...
Posted On 10 Jun 2017
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Ten years since the discovery of iPS cells. The current state of their clinical application

  Rev Clin Esp. 2017 Jan – Feb;217(1):30-34. doi: 10.1016/j.rce.2016.08.003. Epub 2016 Oct 5. Justo Aznar Ph.D. MD Julio Tudela Pharm Ph.D....

Sex and gender. New findings, new controversy

‘Patients who had undergone sex reassignment surgery at his hospital, stated that the problems presented by patients before the surgery had...

Is it ethical to use cardiac arrest as a death criterion to obtain more organs for transplant?

About non-heart-beating death criterion, doubts are really more clinical than ethical, we believe that until these are resolved, the use of...

Stem cell research. The two sides of the coin

Science facing market The “heads” of stem cell research Stem cells today represent a great hope for the future of regenerative...

Artificial hearts implanted. Update on clinical use and ethical assessment

After 2500 artificial hearts implanted only in Europe. Has now been substantially simplified but until now it has been only implanted in patients...

CRISPR used in viable human embryos and germline genetic modification. An ethical approach

From an ethical point of view, the use and destruction of human embryos, members of our species and worthy of full dignity is completely...

Male or Female – A cultural construct? Our medical and ethical assessment. VIDEO.

Expert professionals, in transsexuality and sexual identity, present this video for help to understand this difficult matter, but before...

Ethical questions about mitochondrial replacement in humans. Three-parent baby technique

We thus consider it necessary to establish a moratorium on their use in humans, at least until more is known about these aspects. If this...

Transhumanism: the abolition of man?

Transhumanist goal intends to free human beings from their human condition with technological support What is transhumanism? What is the meaning...

Genetic engineering of human embryos to treat diseases. An unprejudiced reflection

In the last five years, many laboratories worldwide have employed the genetic engineering technique known as CRISPR/Cas9, in the hope that it...